Earlier today, I dropped my toast on the floor. Lo and behold, it landed butter side down. Wonderful. It seems every time I make a round of toast, it’s the same story… Not that I’m clumsy or anything.
This reminds me of an experiment I read about somewhere. It went something a little like this:
The Evidence: A cat always lands on all fours when falling, and toast always lands butter side down.
The Question: What would happen if you strapped a slice of buttered toast, butter side up, onto a cat’s back before flinging it out of a window?
The Theory: Oh, I don’t know… How about “both will hit the ground at the same time, and the resulting paradox will tear a gaping hole in the fabric of the universe, which will ultimately kill us all, while the Tech Support unit in heaven looks on bemusedly”.
Well, doesn’t that sound like fun? So while chomping on my round of toast (don’t judge me), I decided I must try this in the name of science. So, I came up with a game plan:
Great. Now all I need is a cat. Is anyone willing to donate one?